Play Devil’s Advocate is an experimental gag comic with an art style very different from anything else I’ve done. After completing one chapter, I put the story on hiatus indefinitely.
This comic represents the early stages of STIMULUS. I was looking for something that I could produce on a monthly basis, so I went with an expressionistic art style that is almost entirely stream of consciousness (I still used a storyboard though). The idea was that I would sketch out a loose, visceral page without worrying about sloppy mistakes. The style would lend itself to the story while saving me a lot of time — I would then use that time to write more chapters! Theoretically, I could churn out one page every two days and become a GOD OF PROLIFICACY. But, this wasn’t the balance I was looking for because I wasn’t satisfied with the artwork.
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